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August 21, 2000
Won?A $240 million judgment, by All Pro Sports Camps Inc., in a lawsuit claiming the Walt Disney Company's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando was based on an idea stolen from All Pro's plans for a sports theme park.
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August 21, 2000

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Won
?A $240 million judgment, by All Pro Sports Camps Inc., in a lawsuit claiming the Walt Disney Company's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando was based on an idea stolen from All Pro's plans for a sports theme park.

Unhappy
? Pete Sampras, with the ATP tour's new ad campaign touting young players such as Tommy Haas (below left) and Juan Carlos Ferrero, who are pictured in ads and posters that read NEW BALLS PLEASE. "Those guys are the future of the game," Sampras said, "but they [the ATP] probably could have come up with a better slogan."

Failed
?Onetime claimer Hallowed Dreams, in her attempt to win her 17th straight race and break the American record she shared with Cigar and Citation. The 3-year-old filly, a 1-9 favorite in a stakes race at Evangeline Downs in Lafayette, La., finished third.

Named
?Australian pop diva Olivia Newton-John, as the headliner for the opening ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics. The songstress will lead a cast of Aussie all-stars including John Farnham, who gained fame in the 1960s with the pop hit Sadie the Cleaning Lady, and "bush balladist" John Williamson, who'll sing Waltzing Matilda.

Unveiled
?ABC's college football announcing lineup. Play-byplay man Keith Jackson returns for another season, his second since his retirement from broadcasting after the 1999 Fiesta Bowl.

Found
?By a passerby and a TV news crew, four of the II sets of high-tech bobsled runners belonging to the U.S. team that were stolen from a suburban Salt Lake City storage unit in late July. The seven sets still missing, however, are the test runners critical to the team's medal hopes in 2002.

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